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Frank Moore Colby Quotes

Let these quotes by Frank Moore Colby help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be
left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
- Frank Moore Colby

Related topics: Anger

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
- Frank Moore Colby

The New York playgoer is a child of nature,
and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art.
- Frank Moore Colby

We always carry out by committee anything in which
any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
- Frank Moore Colby

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One learns little more about a man from the feats of
his literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.
- Frank Moore Colby

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest.
Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
- Frank Moore Colby

Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
- Frank Moore Colby

 

Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment,
and are always answering questions when the chief relish
of a life is to go on asking them.
- Frank Moore Colby

That is the consolation of a little mind;
you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
- Frank Moore Colby

Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose
with no chance of mental escape.
- Frank Moore Colby

We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so
much as our not having any company on the way.
- Frank Moore Colby

Men will confess to treason, murder,
arson,
false teeth, or a wig.
How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
- Frank Moore Colby

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts,
choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it,
we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
- Frank Moore Colby

Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds.
- Frank Moore Colby

My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
- Frank Moore Colby

Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements,
where all are good who are not criminal and all are
wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.
- Frank Moore Colby

A 'new thinker', when studied closely,
is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.
- Frank Moore Colby

I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for
remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.
- Frank Moore Colby

Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour
of his great adventure down to the day when he shall
no longer cast a shadow in the sun.
For if he dies without a question in his heart,
what excuse is there for his continuance?
- Frank Moore Colby

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Know that you can gather strength from life's storms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are wiser than we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

I don't know who my grandfather was;
I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
- Abraham Lincoln

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

A state of expectancy is a great asset;
a state of uncertainty -
one moment thinking "perhaps"
and the next moment thinking "I don't know" -
will never get desired results.
- Ernest Holmes

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

Know the power of choice.
Fly life on free wings,
and sing to its glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are never alone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All Knowledge is Divided into Three Domains:
"What We Know",
"What We Know That We Don't Know", and
"What We Don't Know That We Don't Know."
- Werner Erhard

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding
everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
- Albert Schweitzer

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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